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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast Stout

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13,970 Ratings

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Ratings: 13,970
Reviews: 3,501
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 1,461
Gots: 4,051 | FT: 211
Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  8.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: marburg on 07-26-2003

Brewed with flaked oats, bitter and sweetened imported chocolates, Sumatra and Kona coffee.

60 IBU
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.89/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a glass..

Poured a viscous cola color with the slightest ruby hue at the bottom. The pour produced a thin head of brown creamy foam.

Smelled like a Manhattan Special coffee soda with the tiniest bit of malt aroma.

Tastes like heaven. Malty up front with loads of coffee flavor. You get a little bit of chocolate sweetness right before the slightly bitter finish. Very well done.

The mouth feel is almost perfect. Just the right balance of stickiness and carbonation. Goes down well. An absolute classic.

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4/5  rDev -11.5%

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4.43/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Black color with a brown thick head with long last retention.
Aroma of oatmeal, coffee and dark chocolate.
Flavor of toasted-roasted malts with oatmeal, spicy tobacco, maybe marzipan, earthy hops and with strong notes of mocha and espresso. Good that is not very sweet. Dry and bitter aftertaste.
Full body, viscous and creamy, with low to medium carbonation and small bubbles. 8.3% ABV is subtle and in harmony.
Great beer, really a true breakfast. Coffee, chocolate cookies and cereals, all in one!

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4.73/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I recently discovered Founder's and they tend to satisfy rather than disappoint so far. I heard this was a good brew and decided to try it when I saw it. The double chocolate statement scared me a little that it may be too sweet or have too much chocolate flavor. The fear was unfounded.
This beer pours very dark with a good 2 finger toffee colored head. I left it for a few minutes and from 18 inches away the coffee smell wafted over and surprised me with its reach. First sip is nice, strong coffee and dark chocolate taste, if you don't like either you won't like this. Very nice taste not overly bitter. It went down a lot quicker than I expected. I would buy this again without question.

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4.6/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer is flat out beautiful. It smells strongly of chocolate and coffee, both of which come through in the overall flavor. The mouthfeel is a little thin. I expected it to be a bit creamier. Overall this one lands in the top tier of American beers. I highly recommend giving it a try.

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Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 13,970 ratings.